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A DVD you can't refuse,
This review is from: The Godfather Trilogy (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
The Godfather Trilogy is, as a whole, the best achievement in filmmaking that's ever happened.
Brilliant stories, brilliant performances (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro stand out as excellent leads) and top class cinematography coupled with great scripts make Part I and Part II so compelling to watch.
The same should be said for Part III. I don't know why people criticise it so much. Granted it's not as good as the other two, and the casting of Coppola's daughter as Mary Corleone was a stupid mistake, but as a whole I think the film is excellent, especially the climactic finale. So why people hate it so much is a mystery to me too.
As for the DVD, well the picture is vastly improved. Having seen most variations of the VHS versions, I can say that they've worked hard to improve the picture and sound for the films.
The extras are amazing. With many lengthy featurettes, well over an hour's worth of deleted scenes for the first two films (and an alternate beginning for Part III) plus more, it'll take ages to watch fully.
So, let's see - 9 hours of the best film saga ever, with a whole host of extras - this is a DVD you can't refuse.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2010 22:56:29 BDT
Ms. E. L. Pearce says:
Does blu-ray work on any blu-rayer player in the world or are they region coded as well. I am in Australia and I know Pal is our system like in UK, where I am from.
Posted on 2 Dec 2010 02:19:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Dec 2010 02:20:05 GMT
P. Kennedy says:
All absolutely spot on. Especially the part about the awful actress that was Coppollas daughter. Collossal mistake which spoiled the film to an extent. He did the same with "Peggy Sue got married" she ruined that too.
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 12:00:41 BDT
Many years ago I bought the Godfather Epic box set on video and it was edited in chronological order. It is the best way to watch this trilogy but I can't find it on DVD. Anyone know any different?
In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2011 11:04:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2011 11:04:39 BDT
I think the version you refer to was a televised series of the actual film on US TV - which was also shown in the UK.
I loved that one - not least because it incuded scenes from the book not included in the mainstream versions. Eg Abbandando's death bed scene right after the wedding.
Other scenes too.
I have searched everywhere for that version - but never found it yet.
The Remastered version released a couple of years ago has some extra little scenes that add tot he richness of the over all story IMO -
but I liked seeing the 'book' version.
If anyone hasn't read the book - I can only say - do it!
It's amazing that in this case - the book and the film are equally as good as each other.
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